Monday, 10 June 2013

Euan's Birthday Card

Can't quite believe that my wee boy has turned 5, but he has! On the day, he had lots of fun with his archery set, some cars and his Olympics DS game, had a Greggs sausage roll, a birthday haircut and was suitably excited about his first ever party!!

He had advised me that he wanted dinosaurs on his birthday card and that it was to be "a standy-up one"!  Just as well he said as I wouldn't have chosen dinosaurs for him - probably transport or pirates!  So, I tested out my new Distress Inks (in Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans) on the rather cute Clearly Besotted Dino-mite stamps and enjoyed some was great fun but I was sadly out of practice!

I've used the fab Freshly Made Sketches layout for the top part of the easel card, using a variety of papers, a bit of twine and a little gloss.

The bottom part of the easel card uses sentiments from the dinosaur set and chipboard letters from the Basic Grey set I've had for ages and were perfect for propping the easel part up, and another dinosaur (this was the first and, therefore, the worst coloured one!!)
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Clearly Besotted - Anything Goes


  1. Gorgeous hun....:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  2. Fun card, hope the birthday boy loved it! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. This is fabulous Susie. Love the cute dinosaur and the papers and design are gorgeous.
    Hugs Sharon x

  4. Such a fun card for a five year old Susie!

  5. Oh my gosh, this card is so much fun, and a perfect "standy up one"! Really fabulous design and details. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Hi Susie
    Aww what a gorgeous easel card, love the image and design
    I'm sure your son was thrilled with it :)

  7. Oh my you have been busy! What gorgeous cards - love all your designs.
    Thanks for along with the Clearly Besotted Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  8. Hey Susie :)
    This is fab, I bet your son was pleased with his standy-uppy card!! :) I love the gorgeous soft shades you've got with the DIs... never seem to manage that myself!!lol
    Really been enjoying all your CBS posts recently... think we have a shared obsession there!! I just got my feather dies (among others!!lol) in the post this morning and already cut a few for a play tommorrow!! :)
    hugs, Rachel xx

  9. This is really adorable, love your dino!

    Chris L.

  10. Cute cards and wonderfully coloured, especially the T-rex! Thank you so much for taking part, I really appreciate it :) x

  11. It is such a pretty card and a very nice way to invite people for a birthday celebration. Do you make it for others also? Because next month is my daughter’s birthday and I was thinking if I could get some invites by then. I have shortlisted some of the Chicago event venues but haven’t finalized one.


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